Manon Lescaut by Abbe Prevost

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Manon Lescaut (L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut) is a short novel by French author Abbé Prévost. Published in 1731, it is the seventh and final volume of Mémoires et aventures d'un homme de qualité (Memoirs and Adventures of a Man of Quality). It was controversial in its time and was banned in France upon publication. Despite this, it became very popular and pirated editions were widely distributed. In a subsequent 1753 edition, the Abbé Prévost toned down some scandalous details and injected more moralizing disclaimers.

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The 451st greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 40th on Pour une Bibliothèque Idéale (Raymond Queneau)
  2. - 115th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)

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